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    DruidGuy

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    Default Re: To build a caster killer...

    Quote Originally Posted by krugaan View Post
    I don't think you even need rogue ... just be human and get prodigy for the athletics expertise.
    Also remember that the OP said that there was no multiclassing allowed
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    Default Re: To build a caster killer...

    Quote Originally Posted by krugaan View Post
    I think Warcaster or Mage Slayer would be better? Offturn Booming blade sneak attacks would be pretty devastating to any caster, assuming you can close the distance in the first place. You might need to dip in hexblade (cough)...

    Sentinel activates when they *enter* your space, no? Not sure why casters would want that.

    1. No multiclassing it is in the op
    2. I was taking mage slayer at level 1 also in the op
    3. Sentinel activates when they try to leave, PAM is when they enter.

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    PaladinGuy

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    Default Re: To build a caster killer...

    I would suggest a Yuan-Ti Oath of the Ancients Paladin with Mage Slayer and Sentinal. The Mage Slayer feat prevents them from casting their spell by giving you an Attack of Oppertunity to stop their spell, and Sentinal causes a target's speed to be reduced to 0 if they are hit by an AoO. This makes it impossible for them to escape you since their Misty Step will be gone and their speed will be 0.

    As for the race and class, Yuan-Ti gives you Resistance on all saves versus spells and magical effects, and Oath of the Ancients gives you Resistance to Spell Damage. Casters will absolutly HATE meeting you as you make every save, quarter all their spell damage, and become sticker then fly paper.
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    Another vote for full Shadow Monk w/ Mage Slayer feat.

    - Armed and armored at all times
    - Lots of attacks to break concentration
    - Speed bonus, bonus action dash and shadow step to close distance, later expands to other surfaces
    - Darkness to counter 'target/creature you can see' spells, Silence to ruin the majority of casters.
    - Spammable Stunning strike to shut down casting or getting away
    - Evasion to avoid blasty spells
    - Pass Without Trace and Cloak of Shadows for stealth
    - Stillness of mind to end control spells
    - Diamond sould to make any sort of save later on
    - Not useless against non-mage threats
    - Not a caster themselves (because where's the fun in that?)

    Lucky, Mobile and Sentinel are great additions for more mobility, survivabiliy and lock-down potential. Tough and Healer are also good if you're in need of some extra HP.

    Then all you need to do is pick a good race. Yuan-ti is excellent, Gnome is hilarious, Elf has the 'correct' stats, Halfling is lucky, etc.
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    Default Re: To build a caster killer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dudewithknives View Post
    1. No multiclassing it is in the op
    2. I was taking mage slayer at level 1 also in the op
    3. Sentinel activates when they try to leave, PAM is when they enter.
    Ah, I missed 1 and 2, and misremembered 3.

    I vote shadow monk, then. Port, then stun. Add silences, darkness, and feats and there's not a lot they can do to get away.
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    MindFlayer

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    Default Re: To build a caster killer...

    Shadowmonk is great at this, but going to also pitch eldritch knight.

    Use the EE deep gnome if you can. Get access to nondetection at will. Probably be Dex based.

    Advantage of fighter is all the extra feats you want. With racial magic, mage slayer and some ASI you would be high level indeed before coming online if you used another class.

    With gnome magic resistance and access to shield spell you should be resistant to both attack rolls and save spells.

    EK is good enough generally that you might be somewhat specialised in killing mages but will be good in other combats as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrStabby View Post
    Shadowmonk is great at this, but going to also pitch eldritch knight.

    Use the EE deep gnome if you can. Get access to nondetection at will. Probably be Dex based.

    Advantage of fighter is all the extra feats you want. With racial magic, mage slayer and some ASI you would be high level indeed before coming online if you used another class.

    With gnome magic resistance and access to shield spell you should be resistant to both attack rolls and save spells.

    EK is good enough generally that you might be somewhat specialised in killing mages but will be good in other combats as well.
    We are rolling for stats in this game, if I roll really well for stats I will go Shadow Monk, if I roll just ok I will go Swashbuckler Rogue.

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